Students are glued to their cell phones, instantly connecting them to the internet and social media. In addition, today’s students want to use their laptops in class, contributing to their constant drive to be “connected,” but taking away from their concentration in tasks related to class. What are some techniques we can incorporate in our classrooms to help students develop technology self-governance?
What are students saying about their classes where professors not only incorporate effective tech plans, but take the time to walk students through the “why” for this approach in the classroom? John Wu, our PLNU TNT professor for Spring 2018, purposefully and respectfully explains his technology plan to his students, with amazing results. Jo Clemmons and Gayle Sollfrank gave an anonymous survey to John Wu’s students from 8 different classes, asking them a variety of questions related to the topics discussed on this page. The last topic on the list shares some of his students’ responses.
- Dissipating the Myth of Multi-Tasking
- Giving a 3-Minute Break During Class
- Having a Technology Plan
- Providing Opportunity for Face-to-Face Interaction
- What are students saying?